Seeking your help for a Research Study on Behaviour Change

The field of study in Behaviour Change is a fascinating one, and one that as Wellness Coaches we can all continue to learn from and can apply with our clients when new research comes to the fore. 

Just for a change, we are inviting you to be a participant in a current study one of our Level 3 graduates is conducting for her Post-Graduate research through the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The topic: “Psychological Factors that may Help or Hinder Weight Loss Behaviour Change”. 

This is your opportunity to contribute to an area of study that you, as a coach, can benefit from. So if you answer YES, to either of the below questions, then jump online and complete this simple 15-20 minute anonymous questionnaire and be part of a study that we can all actively benefit from.

Words from research host, WCA Level 3 graduate, Carly Dyer 

Have you, or the clients you work with, ever tried to lose weight? Have you ever wondered why some people are successful in losing weight while others are not? 

I’m an Australian postgraduate student at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and I am conducting research into psychological factors that may help or hinder weight loss behaviour change. I am looking for adults who are overweight at the moment to participate, regardless of whether they have been trying to lose weight or not. I am also looking for adults who have successfully lost weight in the past two years to participate.

Participation is easy – just follow this link to complete a 15-20 minute anonymous online questionnaire. You can refer past and present clients directly to this website too.


Alternatively, you can request a participation invitation be sent to you via email or sms that you can easily forward on to your clients. Please contact Carly Dyer – for more information.
Many thanks for your consideration of this request, as the more people who complete the questionnaire, the greater the potential impact of the study.

Please note that this study has been approved by the QUT Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number 1400000410).

Carly Dyer 
Honours Student
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences 

Dr Esben Strodl
School of Psychology and Counselling
+61 7 3138 8416

Faculty of Health, QUT